News for 03 June 2013

All the news for Monday 3 June 2013


Japan maintain perfect record to confine Russia to second place

France benefit from Japan's win and are confirmed as last Semi-Finalists



(Photo: FIH / Dmitry Ryazhski)

The last World League Round 2 tournament concluded today in Elektrostal, finalizing the field of Semi-Final participants, with Japan and France - in absence - the last two confirmed competitors. In the morning match, Ukraine defeated Egypt to claim third place in the tournament. Japan then wrestled down Austria to secure first place in the tournament and render the last match between Russia and Czech Republic irrelevant for the final ranking.

At the end of the day, Japan accepted their ticket to the World League Semi-Finals, while individual awards went to Katsuya Takase from Japan as Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament, Dmitry Azarov as Topscorer of the Tournament and Nikolay Yankun as Best Player of the Tournament. The Czech Republic were presented with the Fair Play Award.

First up on the final day of the event were Egypt and Ukraine, and both teams were visibly keen to end their campaigns on a high note from the start, playing fast-flowing attacking hockey that had play move up and down the field. Egypt was able to finally gain an advantage just before the end of the first half when Hamada Atef converted a penalty corner, but Ukraine looked the stronger side after the break, attacking well and keeping play deep in the Egyptian half for long periods of time.

When the goal came, it was fiercely contested by the Egyptians, as the shot had come from outside the circle, but having been touched by the defending goalkeeper, it was deemed an own goal and thus the equalizer. The match turned into an open battle as both teams fought to tip the scales in their favor. There were no more goals however, until the dying minutes, when Iurii Moroz for Ukraine and Mohamed Edris for Egypt scored in quick succession.

The scoreline remained at 2-2 until the final whistle, and the two teams headed into a curious shoot-out that saw only a single attacker able to score out of the first nine attempts. Their one goal by Iurii Moroz was thus enough for Ukraine to win the shoot-out and the match, which propelled them into third place.

The second match between tournament favorites Japan and Austria started in two steps, with the match briefly suspended after thunder, lightning and sizeable hailstones cut the first try short. When the match resumed with just under two minutes on the clock, the Austrians surprised the Samurai with a penalty corner, and Patrick Schmidt batted the rebound into the net for the lead. Japan responded quickly to restore the balance with a penalty corner of their own through Toshiro Tachibana however.

As the sun came out again in a 180 degree turn of the weather, Austria kept challenging their Japanese counterparts, playing a very organized and disciplined defensive game. Japan wasted a number of opportunities, including a series of penalty corners, while at the other end, Dominik Monghy took advantage of the haphazard Japanese defense to reclaim the lead for Austria just before halftime.

Japan finally managed to get more structure into their game in the second half, and Toshiro Tachibana soon scored his second of the day for the another equalizer. Austria, who had another match with a sparsely populated bench after three players had to leave to play in the German league finals this weekend, fought ferociously but could not pull ahead again.

The Austrians ran out of fuel towards the end of the match, and instead of managing to force the match into a shoot-out, ended up conceding two late penalty corner goals. Shinji Kawauchi and Manabu Hatakeyama scored to make the score at the endof regulation time 4-2 for Japan, which confirmed Japan as the winners of the event as well as designating France the last missing participant in the upcoming World League Semi-Final events, as Russia no longer had the opportunity to overtake Japan and claim their place.

The day and the tournament then ended with the clash between the Czech Republic and the Russian hosts. Due to the previous results, it couldn't impact the final ranking anymore, with Russia confirmed in second place and Czech Republic in sixth before they took to the pitch today, but in an entertaining encounter - the highest scoring of the event - Russia took a last win.

The two teams gave each other a good run for their money in a fast-paced and passionate game that saw the goal come in bursts: a first one yielded two goals for Russia and one for the Czech around the 10th minute, with Dmitry Azarov and Pavel Plesetskiy finding the net for Russia, while Martin Lehovec scored for the Czech Republic.

The second flurry of circle activity started in the 23rd minute, when Azarov added a second to his name, which was quickly followed by a goal from Martin Seeman for the Czech, a goal from Alexander Palyanitsa for Russia, a penalty stroke conversion by Ales Perinka for the Czech and another goal for Russia by Nikolay Yankun, pushing the scoreline to 5-3 in favor of Russia by halftime.

The second half was more measured than the frantic first, both teams had opportunities, but there were a lot more battles out in the field and fewer scoring chances. The latter was also evidenced by only two goals being scored, as opposed to the first half's eight, with Alexander Palyanitsa adding Russia's and Jakub Kyndl converting a late penalty stroke for Czech Republic.

The match ended 6-4 for the Russian hosts, a good end to the tournament for the home team, who enjoyed the applause from the sizeable crowd.

For all results and photos of the World League Round 2 event in Elektrostal, check our website www.fih.ch or see www.youtube.com/fihockey for match summaries!

FIH site



Last two teams known for men’s World League Semis

Japan and France shoot into Semi-Finals



(Photo: FIH / Dmitry Ryazhski)

After Japan sealed the title at the Hockey World League Round 2 tournament in Elektrostal, Russia yesterday, the final pieces came in to place for the Hockey World League Semi-Final puzzle.

The Japanese victory means that they will go to Johor, Malaysia for the Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament there, while France is the lucky team to punch their ticket to the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Rotterdam, Netherlands. France earned their berth thanks to being the highest-ranked second-placed team in the last two Hockey World League Round 2 events.

The updated schedule for Rotterdam can be found here.

The updated schedule for Johor can be found here.

In total, 16 men’s teams will take part in the Hockey World League Semi-Finals with a field of eight squads in both Rotterdam and Johor. The Rotterdam event will kick off the June Semi-Final mania on June 13th, while Johor will begin at the end of the month on June 29.

In addition, 16 women’s teams will also compete in two Hockey World League Semi-Final tournaments with the first being held in conjunction with the men’s tournament in Rotterdam and second beginning on June 22 in London.

FIH site



Ugly football fans leave bitter taste

By Jugjet Singh


IT was the perfect match which Paul Revington planned meticulously for, but Sunday's 5-0 win over China's Liaoning Club almost turned ugly as unruly football fans almost invaded the National Hockey Stadium.

Malaysia are preparing for the June 29 World League Semi-finals in Johor Baru and the four-match friendlies with the China club, which have 10 national players, were opportunities for the coach to polish his squad.

But it turned out to be a harrowing experience not only for the China players and their coach Kim Young Soo, but also for South African Revington.

"The match was going just as planned and we had a good lead (5-0) and so the incident was shocking. For sure, I will not venture into a football stadium after this," said a visibly shaken Revington.

Security was lax, as supporters started entering the hockey stadium at 6pm in anticipation of the match between Darul Takzim and Pahang in the FA Cup semi-finals to start at 8.45pm at the adjacent football stadium.

The football fans were initially supporting the hockey players with drums and constant singing and chanting.

However, with nine minutes left in the match, a group of the football fans got close to the sideline and started taunting China's Korean coach who also doubled up as an umpire.

They started abusing him racially and also gave him the 'finger' which angered the coach who subsequently confronted them.

The Korean coach was followed by his charges, all armed with hockey sticks, and there was a shouting match which lasted a few minutes before assistant coach Arul Selvaraj moved in to ease the tension.

"I had to apologise to the fans (even though it was not his fault) before they moved away and allowed the match to resume," said Arul.

There were no Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) officials at the match, and the Malaysian players as well as officials were the ones who had to defuse the situation.

"This is an unusual situation which happened because of the football match next door. Normally hockey fans are not violent and so we did not expect such an incident to happen during a friendly match," said MHC secretary Johari Aziz.

"However, now that this has happened, MHC will be more vigilant and security will be be provided for any hockey match played on the same day as a big football match on the adjacent pitch.

"The incident is regrettable, and even I still have yet to receive any report from the national coaches on the incident. I will take note of it and plan accordingly in future."

Malaysia left for South Africa yesterday for another four-match friendly against the national side.

In the World League, which is also a World Cup Qualifier, Malaysia are in Group B with Pakistan, England and South Africa. In Group A are World No 1 Germany, South Korea, Argentina and Japan.

New Straits Times



Hosts Malacca confident of winning U-18 title

By PERCY D’CRUZ


MALACCA: Hosts Malacca are confident they can bag the boys’ Under-18 title in the National Schools (MSSM) hockey championships, which will be held at the Bukit Serendit Hockey Stadium starting tomorrow.

Malacca, who have retained nine players from last year’s squad, will be further strengthened by the presence of four national Under-16 players who featured in the recent four-nation invitational in Mannheim, Germany.

Coach Mohd Rasul Khamis said that the four junior national players were defenders Aliff Syazwan Noor Shah and Mohd Zairie Muhd Nizam, midfielder Ahmad Najmie Roslee and forward Muhd Firdaus Omar.

“These four should give extra depth to the side, who lost 3-1 to Selangor in last year’s third placing match,” he said.

The hosts also expect to make it a grand double by clinching the girls’ Under-18 title, thanks to the home support.

The Malacca girls have also retained a good portion of the players from the team who lost 2-1 to Perak in last year’s final in Ipoh.

Fifteen teams, including Putrajaya (replacing Labuan who pulled out at the 11th hour) will feature in the boys’ Under-18 competition while 14 states will see action in the girls category.

The boys’ and girls’ Under-12 tournament will also be run simultaneously, with 14 teams vying for honours in each section.

The Star of Malaysia



Bhajji's advice helped me make India comeback: Sandeep Singh

NEW DELHI: Back in the side after London Olympics last year, star drag flicker Sandeep Singh has credited his friend and Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh for helping him come out of the bad phase that sidelined him from the national squad for nine months.

Sandeep returned to the national-fold for the upcoming FIH World League Round 3 (semifinals) to be played in the Netherlands after being dropped from the Asian Champions trophy, Champions trophy, Azlan Shah Cup and World League Rd 2 played earlier this year.

"Last few months were tough for me and I was stressed. I spoke to Bhajji who is a good friend. He told me not to give up hard work and spend quality time with family. I did the same and despite not being a part of final team I took part in every camp. I was confident that my hard work will come good for me," Sandeep said.

Sandeep was out of favour after London Olympics due to slump in form but his performance in the inaugural Hockey India League, where he emerged as the top scorer with 11 goals in 12 matches, put him in reckoning for a national call-up.

The 27-year-old had a good outing in last month's Dutch tour as well. Though he went through highs and lows in his career after a terrible Olympics campaign, he said he did not lose his self-belief.

"When I had an accident in 2006, no one believed that I will return to the ground but I did. This time also I was out of the team for long but I was confident of making a comeback," he said.

Sandeep was seriously injured after being hit by an accidental gunshot in Shatabadi train in 2006 while on his way to join the national team ahead of the Germany World Cup. He was almost paralysed and wheelchaired for two years.

The gritty fullback however not only recovered from that career threatening injury, but also reestablished himself in the team.

Asked how he felt after being left out from the team, Sandeep said he was inspired to do better and make way for himself.

"As cricketer Yuvraj Singh says 'jab tak balla chal raha hai thaat hai, lekin jab balla nahi chalega toh..' (Till the time you are scoring it's good, but when runs don't come then what) Similarly I am nobody without hockey. Hockey is my passion and I cannot live without it. I was inspired to work hard, do better and make a come back," Sandeep.

Sandeep used this break to work on his fitness and weaknesses with the help of national coach Micheal Nobbs and high performance director Roelant Oltmans.

"I took part in every single camp and played HIL as well. I have utilised this break to work hard on fitness and to improve my game. I used to ask both of them (Nobbs and Oltmans) that how I can improve my game. They have helped me a lot," said the ex-India skipper.

Besides working on his defense skills, Sandeep has also practiced playing in the midfield.

"I have worked on my defense skills and played in the midfield as well. Coaches are preparing players to play at any given position," he explained.

Strong challenge from teams like Australia, the Netherlands and Spain awaits the Indian team in the World League Rd 3 to be played from June 13-23 but Sandeep is confident of a good show.

"We have had hard training in last couple of weeks and the focus was on aggressive hockey. Now it's upto us how we can implement the strategy in the ground. I am sure that we will not let our coaches down," he said.

The Indian squad has developed good penalty corner specialists in the form of vice captain VR Raghunath and Rupinder Pal Singh but Sandeep said he does not feel any pressure alongside them.

"It is good for Indian Hockey that we have so many fine drag flickers in the team. There is a healthy competition which motivates us to do well," he said.

The Times of India



Railways, Haryana, Air India make quarters of hockey nationals

PUNE: Railways, Air India and Haryana advanced to the quarterfinals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship after scoring comfortable victories over their respective rivals.

In a Pool B match, Air India trounced Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 10-1 while Railways defeated Namdhari XI 5-2 in Pool F.

In Pool D, Haryana thrashed the Hockey Maharashtra 6-1. Air India scored through Pradhan Somanna (11 min), Vikram Pillay (15, 66 min), Joga Singh (23, 54 min), Affan Yousuf (35, 37 min), Sameer Dad (60 min, Swamy Vinaya (62 min) and Arjun Halappa (68 min) while Vikas Choudhary (19 min) scored the only through Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy.

Railways scored through Amit Gowda (10 min), Own Goal (34 min), Sanjay Bir (60, 67 min) and B Horo (69 min) while Yuvraj Valmiki (11 min) and Didar Singh (61 min) scored for Namdhari XI.

For Haryana, Ranjit Singh (4 min), Jitender Saroha (27 min), Mandeep Antil (28, 41 min), Yudhvir (51 min) and Dharmender (53 min) scored while Vikram scored the only goal for The Hockey Maharashtra.

In pool F, Hockey Bhopal beat Jammu & Kashmir 6-2. The goal scorers for Hockey Bhopal were Osaf UR Rehman (2, 12, 14 min), Azam Baig (25 min), Mayank James (34 min) and Irfan Ali (42 min) while Sikander Pal Singh (18 min) and Rajinder Singh (40 min) were on target for Jammu & Kashmir.

In Pool G, Andhra Pradesh defeated Kerala 5-2. In Pool B, Puducherry drew with Chhattisgarh 5-5 while Andaman & Nicobar drew with Mumbai Hockey Association Limited 3-3.

Results:

Pool B: Puducherry 5 (Hariharan K 11,33, Sellamuthu N 21, Dayalan S 51, Manthena Pradyumnavarma 59) drew with Chhattisgarh 5(Own Goal 12, Prince Yadav 23, Urendra Pillay 24,64, Pareek Ravi 69); Air India 10 (Pradhan Somanna 11, Vikram Pillay 15, 66, Joga Singh 23, 54, Affan Yousuf 35, 37, Sameer Dad 60, Swamy Vinaya 62, Arjun Halappa 68) beat Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 1 (Vikas Choudhary 19)
Pool D: Andaman & Nicobar 3 (Muthanna P.R 37, Bachither Singh 39, Chandan Aind 60) drew with Mumbai Hockey Association Limited 3 (Faheem Khan 10, Amit Goswami 19, Jayesh Jadhav 55); Haryana 6 (Ranjit Singh 4, Jitender Saroha 27, Mandeep Antil 28, 41, Yudhvir 51, Dharmender 53) beat Hockey Maharashtra 1 (Vikram 44)
Pool F: Hockey Bhopal 6 (Osaf UR Rehman 2,12,14, Azam Baig 25, Mayank James 34, Irfan Ali 42) beat Jammu & Kashmir 2(Sikander Pal Singh 18, Rajinder Singh 40); Railways 5 (Amit Gowda 10, Own Goal 34, Sanjay Bir 60, 67, B Horo 69) beat Namdhari XI 2 (Yuvraj Valmiki 11, Didar Singh 61)
Pool G: Andhra Pradesh 5(Sandeep Sammeta 21,35, Myalram 29, Loka VR 51, Ramesh 53) beat Kerala 2(Mujathaba P K 52, George J.V 68).

The Times of India



Namdhari men 'thrash' Rlys player after losing match

Tushar Dutt


PUNE: Five Namdhari XI players allegedly assaulted Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) player Narad Bahadur, after the former lost their league match to Bahadur's side 2-5 in the ongoing Senior Nationals Hockey Championship on Sunday.

According to Railway's coach Balwinder Singh, Sher Singh Shera, Harpreet Singh Nagra, Gurpreet Singh, Gurwinder Singh Kala and Deedar Singh Dara barged into Bahadur's room in the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex hostel and thrashe Bahadur. "They (Namdhari XI) lost the match and that is why they went and beat our player. Their players first abused Bahadur and then started beating him up, saying 'how dare you win'," said Balwinder while talking to TOI.

Incidentally, in 2005, Indian Oil had pulled out of the Nehru hockey tournament after their player Deepak Thakur was bit on the shoulder by the then Namdhari coach Deedar Singh (senior).

Balwinder, a former India forward, said their opponents are "sore losers" and started getting aggressive even when they were on the field. "They were arguing with the umpires and getting physical with our boys even during the match. They are sore losers. They thrashed our player because they couldn't do much in the game," he said.

Both Namdhari and Railway had two wins each before this match. With the win, Railway qualified for the quarters with three wins. Air India also entered the quarters after outplaying Madhya Pradesh 10-1. Air India will now take on Railways on June 8.

The Times of India



Air India, Railways stroll into quarters at hockey nationals

Air India and Railways Sports Promotion Board scored wins in their respective final league matches to book quarter-final berths at the third Hockey India Senior Men's National Championship. The championship is being played at the Shiv Chattrapati sports complex and Major Dhyan Chand Hockey stadium.

In a group B encounter, Air India Sports Promotion Board thrashed Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 10-1, while in group F Railway Sports Promotion Board scored a 5-2 win over Namdhari XI in a rough encounter. Incidentally, Air India will Take on Railways in the quarter-final match to be played on June 8th. Pune's Vikram Pillay, Joga Singh and Affan Yusuf scored two goals each for Air India as they strolled to a comfortable win.

In a match where both teams went in with two wins each, Railway Sports Promotion Board scored a 5-2 win over Namdhari XI to clinch a spot in the last eight from group F. In a match marred by arguments, Railways played solidly and the defence ensured that there was no breach as they tackled an aggressive Namdhari XI. Frustration among the Namdhari players boiled over during certain moments, with umpires Javed Sheikh and Raghu Prasad regularly intervening to soothe tempers.

In a pulsating encounter packed with end to end action in group B, Hockey Puducherry drew with Chhatisgarh Hockey 5-5. In group G Hockey Andhra Pradesh registered a facile 5-2 win over Hockey Kerala.

In group D, Hockey Haryana ensured that the hosts, Maharashtra, finished the event without a single victory as they condemned them to a 6-1 drubbing. In the same group Hockey Andaman & Nicobar drew 3-3 with Mumbai Hockey Association.

Osaf Ur Rehman scored a hat-trick (2,12,14 minutes) to ensure a 6-2 win for Hockey Bhopal against Hockey Jammu & Kashmir in group F. Hockey Delhi got the first walkover of the event from Hockey Arunachal in group A.

Indian Express



In hockey’s tug-of-war, a competition stretched, distorted

Mihir Vasavda


A larger than life picture of Dhanraj Pillay and Vikram Pillay greets you at the entrance of Balewadi Sports Complex and Pimpri's Dhyan Chand Stadium. The photograph, depicting the famous sons of the soil in full motion and dribbling past opponents, gives you an impression that something exciting awaits inside.

Here is an advice: Don't be misled by such advertisements.

With 38 teams taking part in the third Hockey India national championships, the tournament no doubt is high on quantity, perhaps the most in any edition of the tournament. From Jammu & Kashmir to Andaman and Nicobar, every state and union territory is represented in the tournament. But the bloated programme has resulted in heavy compromise on quality resulting in the competition turning out to be a perfect prescription for an insomniac.

Scorelines such as 10-0, 15-0 have become a norm while a couple of matches have ended in the final tally reading 30-0 (Punjab, vs Gujarat) and 28-0 (Services, vs Goa). Seventy nine goals were scored in the seven matches played on Friday whereas there was a marginal drop on Saturday, with 71 goals being scored. "It's too big a number, there's no doubt about it," Hockey India high performance director Roelant Oltmans, who was here for the first two days of the tournament, said. "We realise that with so many lopsided matches, it has been a turn off for those watching."

Organising a tournament with 38 teams too has been a logistical nightmare. It is learnt that roughly Rs30 lakh have been spent on food and lodging alone, with travel and other basic expenses being excluded from this total.

There have been suggestions that the decision to include these many teams is a conscious one, with an intention to undermine the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF). IHF, which is Hockey India's rival faction, too conducts its national championships. By inviting all the member units to take part, Hockey India is trying to ensure they remain loyal to them. "The unwritten rule is once you are a part of Hockey India events, which have official recognition from IOA and FIH, you cannot go back to IHF. So by ensuring participation of 38 teams, Hockey India has indirectly landed a big blow to IHF's ambitions of hosting a large-scale national championship," says an official.

That explains the participation of teams such as Namdhari, Sashastra Seema Bal, CAG, Universities, etc. These teams are a part of the event despite the fact that it is predominantly meant for state units.

The selectors too are crying foul. "It becomes tough to judge genuine talents for us. How do we distinguish between a player who has scored seven goals in one match and a goalkeeper who has kept clean sheet in three matches only because his opposition was weak?" asked a selector.

Format change

Oltmans said they will be reviewing the current format after the nationals when the high performance committee meets in the last week of June. Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra, who had announced a two-tier system for the nationals last year, said the format would be in place for 2014. "We did not have enough time to introduce the new format this year. It's a very busy year for us with the our teams taking part in several tournaments so this was the only period we could have had the national championships. Hence, we decided to continue with the same set-up this year as well," Batra said.

"We realise having so many teams affects the quality and defeats the purpose but there's little we could do this time."

Railways beat Namdhari, Namdhari beat up Railways

Five Namdhari XI players reportedly thrashed a Railways team member at the Balewadi Sports Hostel after their hotly contested match at the Hockey India Senior National Championships which the latter team won 5-2.

"The five players — Sher Singh Shera, Harpreet Singh Nagra, Gurpeet Singh, Gurwinder Singh Kala and Deedar Singh Dara — face a ban of up to three years for attacking Railways' Narad Bahadir. The team has been fined Rs 25,000," said Manoj Bhore, an organising committee member and Hockey Maharashtra official.

The two teams squared off for a crucial Group F encounter, with a quarterfinal spot up for grabs. Players from both sides were frequently involved in scuffles but the situation never got out of hand.

However, tempers flared after the match. The five players singled out Bahadur and beat him up at the hostel, where all players are put up. Bahadur suffered minor injuries.

This isn't the first time Namdhari have been involved in a ruckus. In an infamous incident, Namdhari players and supporters beat up Indian Oil players after losing a Nehru Cup match in 2006.

Earlier, Air India and Haryana also advanced to the quarterfinals after scoring comfortable victories over their respective rivals. In a Pool B match, Air India trounced Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 10-1 while Haryana thrashed Hockey Maharashtra 6-1 in Pool D.

Indian Express



Pierre leads Army drubbing of QPCC

Mickell Pierre scored two goals as Defence Force hammered Queen's Park 6-1 to join defending champions, Petrotrin at the top of the T&T Hockey Board Men's Championship Division standings at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua on Saturday. Both teams entered the match certain of competing in the “Big-Four” along with Petrotrin and Paragon, the title-holder.

But with a chance to end the first round of the eight-team tournament at the top of the table still up for grabs, the “Teteron men” after being subdued by the Parkites for most of the first-half went ahead in the 29th through veteran player Neil Lashley while Pierre added a second a minute later for a 2-0 lead at the half.

Eleven minutes into the second-half, Kirth Davis extended the advantage to 3-0 while Anthony Morales (54th) and Shane Legerton (65th) also found the back of the net for a 5-0 lead. With three minutes left in the match, Shawn Lee Quay got a consolation item for the Parkites while Pierre added a second on the stroke of full-time to complete the 6-1 mauling.

With the win, Defence Force ended the first round with 16 points, the same as Petrotrin which came up against Paragon in their final first round match last night while the Parkites remained on 13, and fourth spot.

T&THB Results

Saturday
Men's Championship

Defence Force 6 (Mickell Pierre 30th, 70th, Neil Lashley 29th, Kirt Davis 41st, Anthony Morales 54th, Shane Legerton 65th) vs QPCC 1 (Shawn Lee Quay 67th)

Trinity Men
Paragon 2 (Gerron Frank 59th, Barry Clarke 69th) vs Malvern 2 (Jacques Poon-Lewis 13th, Jadel Poon-Lewis 18th)

Shape 9 (G. Elcock 9th, 14th, 69th, D. Byer 17th, 27th, C. Mangroo 32nd, D. Seargeant 46th, L. Byer 62nd, J. Hernandez 68th) vs Petrotrin 5 (Ron Alexander 34th, 37th, 67th, Wayne Legerton 60th, Brian Edghill 65th)

Under-19 Boys
Malvern 3 (Teague Marcano 41st, Tariq Marcano 48th, Jabari Wyke 54th) vs Notre Dame 1 (Darnil Trancoso 40th)

Mixed Veterans
Fatima 12 (Derek Lee 28th, 29th, 37th, 50th, L. Mc Master 7th, 22nd, 45th, Roger Gomes 30th, 33rd, 52nd, Colin Young 4th, Neil Pichery 60th) vs Petrotrin 0

The Trinidad Guardian